The Pentax MX-1 enthusiast compact camera features classic styling and construction, with brass top and base plates. It's based around a stabilized 12MP BSI CMOS sensor and a familiar-sounding 28-112mm equivalent F1.8-2.5 lens. In addition the MX-1 features a flip-out 920k dot rear screen. It includes a top-plate exposure compensation dial and rear thumb wheel to control a UI very much like those in the company's DSLRs.
|Max resolution||4000 x 3000|
|Effective pixels||12 megapixels|
|Sensor size||1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm)|
|ISO||Auto (100 -1600), 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800|
|Focal length (equiv.)||28–112 mm|
|Min shutter speed||30 sec|
|Max shutter speed||1/8000 sec|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||391 g (0.86 lb / 13.79 oz)|
|Dimensions||122 x 61 x 51 mm (4.8 x 2.4 x 2.01″)|
Pentax's first entry into the premium pocket camera category is big on image quality but also a bit big for the pocket, which narrows its niche a little more than its competitors. Still, it's a very capable camera with a good set of features, a handsome finish, and an impressive sensor and lens combination.
Good for: Those looking for a high quality camera with a great sensor and sharp lens, who also like a little style and heft for extra stability.
Not so good for: Enthusiasts looking for more rapid control over exposure and other settings. Anyone looking for a camera that slips easily into a pocket.
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